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Holidays With Kids

Here's All The Polling You Need To Know About Santa Claus

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents

Back in 1985, The New York Times polled a bunch of kids on their belief in Santa and was relieved to find that "[i]n an age when children seem to grow...

A Mom's Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.24.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Thanksgiving is upon us. Everyone I know is putting the finishing touches on their menus for the big holiday feast. Recipes for the perfect turkey, gravy, and pumpkin pie can be found on numerous TV talk shows, magazines, and blogs. Nowhere have I seen a recipe for preparing the most crucial element of a great holiday meal: Your kids.

3 Ways to Reinvent Your Holidays After a Divorce

Michela Montgomery | Posted 11.08.2016 | Divorce
Michela Montgomery

Not knowing any better, I'd tried to make their holiday favorites "just the way I used to" when their dad and I were married. But as we sat, looking at a turkey so large it threatened to collapse the table, it occurred to me that what I was holding on to was hurting all of us.

Teach Your Children to Be Truly Thoughtful This Holiday Season

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 02.14.2015 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

I am not a big planner, I like to go with the flow, and live in the moment. Yet, as a parent I have learned that simply living in the moment, and handling things as they arise is not always the most effective, responsible, or thoughtful thing to do.

Is St. Patrick's Day the New Halloween?

Marta Segal Block | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Marta Segal Block

Before I even had children, I obsessed over how to deal with the Santa Claus question, what to tell my Jewish kids that wouldn't make them feel left out, but wouldn't lead them to tell others that Santa wasn't real. But mischevious leprechauns for St. Patrick's Day? What the what?

109 Steps To Buying A Christmas Tree With Kids

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

In theory, one would think buying a Christmas tree consists of simply driving to a tree sale, choosing a tree, paying for it and then heading home with the tree to set it up. Once you toss two young kids into that equation, you'll need to add a minimum of 97 steps to that theory.

This Year, I'm NOT Stressing About ...

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents

It is supposed to be fun, right? Rewarding, reaffirming, heartwarming, spiritual? And yet the word many of us would use to describe the season is ...

7 Things on Mom's Holiday To-Don't List

Liz Kozak | Posted 02.01.2013 | Parents
Liz Kozak

Here are seven things I will surely not be doing during the most wonderful time of the year. Won't you not join me?